By Catherine Haug, June 15, 2016
It’s less than a month before Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law takes effect, and you can be sure Monsanto, et. al., are doing all they can to pass Sen. Robert’s DARK Act, or any compromise that doesn’t mandate on-package labels for genetically engineered foods, to stop this Vermont law from taking effect.
From the Farm-To-Consumer-Legal-Defence-Fund (1):
(Sen. Roberts’] bill, dubbed the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, would preempt state GMO labeling laws, taking power away from our state legislatures….
In place of state laws for mandatory, on-package labeling, the DARK Act would continue the failed approach of voluntary labeling, together with secretive QR codes, websites, and call-in numbers, none of which serve to inform the majority of consumers about what is in their food.
Montana’s Senator Tester supports mandatory labeling of GMOs – in words, not QR codes. I’m not so sure about Sen. Daines’ stance.
If you have an opinion on mandatory GMO labeling, please contact your senators. See US Senators, by state: senate.gov where senators are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
FTCLDF on GMO Labeling: farmtoconsumer.org/gmo-labeling-reject-hr1599/